Here’s an interesting use for the Oculus Rift that I didn’t see coming. Researchers are using the virtual reality device to allow two people to swap genders.
Of course it’s not as easy as it sounds. The Oculus Rift can only draw you in through visual cues, creating a less than perfect experience. The researchers at The Machine to Be Another overcame this by instructing the two subjects to use slow and precise movements at the same time, mimicking each other, thus creating the full illusion that each person is in the others body.
Pretty cool stuff. I think the Oculus Rift is going to be our first foray into true virtual reality and I can’t wait to see what more people do with it. Check out the video below, but be warned, it does contain nudity (non-sexual).
Not Safe For Work ~ Nudity
– Corey Stevenson aka “Geist01″
[Story courtesy of Destructoid]